How airlines can prepare for ‘Day 1’ after Covid-19

The webinar ‘Partnering for a Better Tomorrow: Impact of COVID-19 and the way forward’, hosted by RateGain on April 21, 2020, brought together industry experts to discuss the impact of the pandemic and the path forward for airlines, particularly from a commercial perspective.

The session covered the latest developments in China and lessons learned, the approach to network and route planning, the impact on regional carriers in Europe and how to prepare for ‘Day 1’ of service resumption. 

The article presents the key insights from Lufthansa Consulting’s experts on the panel, addressing the topic of ‘Day 1’. In particular, the experts answer three questions:

 -  What does ‘Day 1’ mean for airlines?
 -  What drives planning for ‘Day 1’? 
 -  What does this mean for the commercial functions? 

In the course of an engaging discussion the experts touched upon the factors that affect ‘Day 1’ for an airline, some ‘general truths’ that can serve as working assumptions, the high-level imperatives for airlines as they prepare for Day 1, and the key objectives of each commercial department. 

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The panelists Arvind Chandrasekhar is an Associate Partner at Lufthansa Consulting, and leads the Solution Group Network and Fleet Management. Nadine Meichsner is an Associate Consultant and an expert in the Solution Group Sales and Revenue Management.
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Best of Consulting

For the second time in a row Lufthansa Consulting has been awarded the renowned consultancy prize "Best of Consulting" by the German weekly business news magazine WirtschaftsWoche. The “Excellent” award went to a successful Air Service Development project with Auckland International Airport, the largest airport of New Zealand and the third busiest international airport in Australasia. Lufthansa Consulting and its client Auckland International Airport are incredibly pleased about the award and that the WirtschaftsWoche jury could also be convinced of this successful project. Both look very much forward to their further productive and prosperous cooperation.